Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia - The Lemons Trilogy (Paperback)Chris Stewart (author)
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Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats.
Their daughter Chloe is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity. Could life offer much better than that?
Publisher: Sort of Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
'When an author is as modest and humorous as this, his story cannot be told too often.' - Elizabeth Buchan, The Times
'Exquisite ... in Driving Over Lemons the anecdote flourishes once more.' - Penelope Lively, The Daily Telegraph
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